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Gilman, Felix

(1974-    ) UK lawyer and author, in US for some time, most of his work being fantasy, including his first series, the Arjun sequence beginning with Thunderer (2007). Much of the tale is set in a City under invasion from gnomic flying Monsters, opposed by Arjun, a recent arrival in a world whose clockwork intricacies evoke the early work of China ...

Outer Reaches

US print-on-demand SF Magazine published by Black Matrix Publishing, Grants Pass, Oregon and edited by Guy Kenyon. Only one issue, Winter (January) 2010, letter size. The cover, depicting armed soldiers, sets the tone for this magazine, which promised stories set on far distant worlds and has a strong militaristic tone (see Military SF) though stories also dealt with the exploration of new worlds and posed some interesting ...

Danrit, Captain

Translation of "Capitaine Danrit", pseudonym of French military officer and author Émile-Auguste-Cyprien Driant (1855-1916), serving in World War One until his death in combat; much of his sub-Verne work appeared in Le Journal des Voyages, along with authors like Louis Boussenard, whose greater skills and less exaggerated patriotism ...

Hutchison, Don

(1931-    ) Canadian cinematographer, editor, journalist and author, also long involved in sf Fandom in Canada; his fiction of interest is limited to one story, "Let the Serpent Beguile" (Trumpet #6 1967). The Great Pulp Heroes (1995) is a useful nonfiction study, occasionally breezy. He remains best known for his Northern Frights Original Anthology sequence beginning with ...

Freeman, Mrs A M

(?   -?   ) US author, active from the 1870s, whose Daughters of Cain in the Land of Nod: A Satirical Romance (1893) is a Lost Race novel in which a matriarchal Utopia, based on strong Feminist arguments, is discovered in Africa. Gender roles are reversed. Religion is deprecated. [JC]

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for ...

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